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Rua Santa Cristina 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250 Brazil
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#7 of 403 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
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A small and unique boutique hotel on the Hill of Santa Teresa. A hidden gem of brazilian design and colonial style. An amazing view over the famous Guanabara's bay and iconic Sugarloaf! 7 rooms all very spacious and designed diferently. Come and Stay at Mama Ruisa to enjoy the most charming neighborhood and a true experience.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Massage
Concierge
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Chantal B wrote a review Apr 2021
San Francisco, California26 contributions5 helpful votes
Mama Ruisa is truly a gem in Rio. I was looking for a place to land in Rio with a group of friends where we could be together indoor and outdoor while having privacy and relaxation and we totally scored! Everything was perfect: great communication and proactivity from the owner Jean Michel, amazing service from his staff, absolutely comfortable and stunning decor ( a designer's dream to look at), enough space for everyone to either relax or work in your own room, enjoy the pool or share amazing meals in the common areas. And the location is just few minutes away from the heart of Santa Teresa with some great stores, restaurants etc. We had to get a Covid test to fly back to the US and the owner got us someone to come in and do it in the comfort of the hotel. Amazing! I am hoping to be back soon in the Mama Ruisa paradise!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Elise Marie wrote a review Feb 2021
New York City, New York2 contributions
My love of this place has inspired me to write my first ever review! This is one of the coolest, most beautiful and also hospitable place I have ever stayed. Every inch of the property is laid out and decorated gorgeously. Service is impeccable. Rooms are huge and comfortable. There is soul here! A trip to Rio would not be complete without a stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Patrick wrote a review Nov 2020
Rudersdorf, Germany2 contributions
A truly unique place to stay in Rio! The breathtaking views, the charme and beauty of the old mansion and its outstanding design furniture, the calm and idyll of the neighborhood - staying at Mama Ruisa is simply a must if you want to enjoy Rio in style. Staff is very welcoming and provides great recommendations for restaurants, bars and exhibitions.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joanna L wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom114 contributions32 helpful votes
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Fabulous stay in a lovely villa high on the hillside in Santa Theresa. Spacious rooms with quirky fittings and traditional decor spiced up with modern art. Great pool and breakfast area plus huge living space packed with art and a perfect terrace for sundowners. Attentive staff who helped us with activities and assisted well when we had a medical crisis. Easy to get around to all the sights! Thoroughly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Daniel Stearns wrote a review Mar 2020
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Mama Ruisa is a gem in the charming Santa Teresa district. The room was large and comfortable with an outstanding view of the city. The hotel offers an elegant and relaxing atmosphere, including a delicious poolside breakfast. The friendly staff is very friendly and helpful in arranging tours, restaurant reservations, etc. An overall delightful place!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mama ruisa hotel rio de janeiro
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Santa Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Ruisa
Which popular attractions are close to Mama Ruisa?
Nearby attractions include Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas (0.4 km), Museu Chácara do Céu (0.4 km), and Bar dos Descasados (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Ruisa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Mama Ruisa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Ruisa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mama Ruisa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Ruisa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Explorer Bar, Cafe do Alto, and Térèze.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mama Ruisa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mama Ruisa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mama Ruisa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mama Ruisa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mama Ruisa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.